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Adventist Life

Our 3-year-old daughter, Leanna, loves music. One day she asked me to put on a favorite CD. She played with her toys while I took the opportunity to get some work done. After a while she came running to me, asking, “Mommy, are they eating Jesus?” She was almost in tears and quite upset. Completely stumped, I quizzed her—why did she think Jesus, her favorite hero, was on anyone’s menu? The song playing at the moment was “Heavenly Father, I Appreciate You.”

As I mentally reviewed the lyrics it dawned on me that the word “appreciate” was one she didn’t understand. She just heard the words “ate You!” A short vocabulary lesson cleared up the …

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